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The Prince and the Dressmaker von Jen Wang
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The Prince and the Dressmaker (2018. Auflage)

von Jen Wang (Autor)

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Paris, at the dawn of the modern age: Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride--or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia--the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion! Sebastian's secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances--one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses. But Frances dreams of greatness, and being someone's secret weapon means being a secret. Forever. How long can Frances defer her dreams to protect a friend?… (mehr)
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Titel:The Prince and the Dressmaker
Autoren:Jen Wang (Autor)
Info:First Second (2018), 288 pages
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Rating: 4.75/5 Stars
Title: The Prince and the Dressmaker
Author: Jen Wang

Synopsis:
Paris at the dawn of the modern age:
Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride―or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia―the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion!
Sebastian’s secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances―one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses. But Frances dreams of greatness, and being someone’s secret weapon means being a secret. Forever. How long can Frances defer her dreams to protect a friend? Jen Wang weaves an exuberantly romantic tale of identity, young love, art, and family. A fairy tale for any age, The Prince and the Dressmaker will steal your heart.

Initial thoughts:
I did not read the book synopsis before reading this book and because of that I was surprised by the amazing plot of the story. I had been seeing this book around on other blogs and online and I thought that it looked like a wonderful read. The cover was beautifully illustrated and I have read Jen Wang’s book ‘In Real Life’ so I had a feeling that this was going to be a graphic novel.

Plot:
What I liked:
The illustrations were phenomenal. They really captured the emotions of the characters and what was being expressed within the story. And the story was beautiful and heart touching. I found myself. The concept was beautiful and is certainly for a wide range of audiences. I loved the characters and how they responded to certain situations as well. The story progressed wonderfully and displayed the realistic issues that people face when coming out to anyone in any form. Even the explanation of someone who is genderfluid was spot on and I found myself relating to Sebastian. The dynamics between Sebastian and Frances was touching and they were such good friends within the book.

What I didn't like:
I felt as though the ending was a little rushed within the last few pages. I felt as though we only got a part of the information on what was going on. Like how Sebastian wasn’t going home and was living in Paris. I also wanted to know more about how much acceptance he got while becoming Lady Crystallia in the end.

Characters:
Prince Sebastian of Belgium: I love how he knew who he was and what he wanted to be. He was realistic though as he was scared of what people would think if they knew what he was doing and who he really was.
Frances: I loved how accepting she was and how she wanted to go and catch her dream. She was very strong and tried to put her work and dream above her own feelings though.
Emile: He was a good friend who cared about Sebastian and wanted him to stay safe. He never judged him for what he did.
King of Belgium: Father of the year award. Though he might not have understood what his son was going through he did everything in his power to support him and make him feel welcome and loved.
Queen of Belgium: We didn’t get to see a lot of her, but she loved her son and wanted him to know that even after what happened and that was sweet.
Peter: He was a businessman and knew what to do to market a sale, but he encouraged Frances to do work that she wasn’t particularly proud of.
Princess Juliana: She was sweet and innocent and I believe that she felt lied to. I did like her and wish that she would have been in the conclusion.
Prince Marcel: I didn’t like him at all. At one point I thought that he was going to help Sebastian out, but then he publicly shamed him and that pissed me off.

Overall:
I highly Recommend this book to everyone who wants to read a beautiful and touching fairy tale with lgbtq elements. It was a fantastic read with wonderful illustrations and a little bit of information on Jen’s writing and drawing process when it came to making her graphic novel. It was a very quick read and is light enough for someone who just wants to get through a good book in a short amount of time. ( )
  klcarmack | Nov 12, 2021 |
Jen Wang has given us all a gift with her first solo graphic novel. As the title suggests, it's the story of a Prince, Sebastian, and a dressmaker, Frances, who meet when Sebastian's parents hold a ball to find him a wife. The Cinderella comparison ends there, though. Frances doesn't attend the ball, though one of her creations, worn by a young lady who wishes to scandalize society, catches Sebastian's attention.

In the two pages below, you'll see Frances' and Sebastian's first meeting, during which he wears a cloth over his head to hide his identity.
Clearly, the disguise doesn't work for long. It's at this point, very early in the story, that we learn Sebastian's secret: he loves fashion, particularly dresses. He explains that sometimes, it feels right to wear a jacket and pants and present as a Prince. But sometimes, he feels like a Princess. Frances is a kind and creative soul, and quickly becomes Sebastian's seamstress full-time. At night they go out together, with Sebastian dressed in her Frances's creations, and it's not long before his female alter-ego, Lady Crystallia, becomes the most talked-about Lady in Paris.

Let's pause here to talk about the art. Wang ends the book with a few pages on her process, both writing and illustrating. While I enjoyed her work in the graphic novel IN REAL LIFE, a collaboration with Cory Doctorow, this one feels... more. She pencils and inks by hand, a style that seems to really work for depicting the movement and flow of the dresses. The lack of shadowing is most definitely a style choice that takes some getting used to, but again, it works with Wang's art. Her backgrounds, undoubtedly a beast to research and draw, beautifully set the story in time and place.

The story itself is high stakes and high drama, with both main characters at pivotal moments in their lives. Frances, fired by her former employer for that scandalous dress, needs a job, but she also wants credit for her creations. The fact that she is Prince Sebastian's seamstress means that she can't also be publicly known as Lady Crystallia's seamstress, lest he be discovered. Sebastian is under pressure from his parents to select a suitable bride, and soon. He's not out to them or to anyone but his bodyguard Emile and Frances. Frances and Sebastian have a sweet relationship built on trust and art and fashion and fun, but eventually the weight of their dreams and expectations pulls them apart. Wang has filled the story with enough subplots (thread pun here) to keep you guessing until the end of this 280 page work.

Romance readers - I'll warn that the ending is more of a happy-for-now than a happily-ever-after. The ending is left somewhat ambiguous, though the two of them are quite obviously in love and happily so.

Overall, this is a charming book, suitable for the YA audience and, I would argue, younger. THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER's central themes of friendship, self-acceptance, and self-expression are timeless and wrought with a skilled hand. I hope to see it in libraries around the country.
(Review posting at loveinpanels.com in late January) ( )
  Cerestheories | Nov 8, 2021 |
Jen Wang illustrates the power of friendship and finding oneself. ( )
  BrightnBloom | Nov 2, 2021 |
Just a very quick review here because I'm supposed to be doing homework. This was a lovely light and fluffy read, one I'd been looking forward to, and I got lucky when someone who left the office left this behind.

The book is categorized here as YA, but I think it's fine for middle grade readers as well. Most children are understanding of difference until they're taught when it's "wrong", and aside from someone getting drunk and Sebastian's inevitable outing, there isn't much here that a child couldn't handle.

The art is beautiful, so playful, and really makes this feel like a storybook. The dresses are absolutely amazing and I wish Frances was around to dress the world. Sebastian/Lady Crystallia and Frances' friendship and love ran deep, and it was only superficially romantic so that demisexual little me can focus on the deep trust and regard that's developing between them instead of InstaLust(TM).

Only the last two chapters felt a bit too rushed. I didn't expect the final twist (a rare and pleasant surprise for me) but everything just seemed to work out too easily in the end. Not that I think (or want!) all books with characters who break the straight-white-male mold should suffer, but I wanted a bit more of a display that the characters had come through the other side of their experience stronger than they were before. Sebastian, especially, didn't really have that...except that he did continue to wear dresses, even publicly, after his double identity was revealed. And while I'll happily go along with the fantasy that the world can immediately accept Sebastian/Lady Crystallia as they are, the prince falling in love with his tailor/dressmaker is going to cause a whole 'nother scandal. That was probably my biggest beef, actually.

All in all, though, this was a fun and beautiful graphic novel to read, and I can't wait to share this book with my costume-designing sister, Kat! ( )
  books-n-pickles | Oct 29, 2021 |
I love the style that Wang chose to depict her characters in - the sharp angles of Sebastian/hrystallia contrasting the roundness of Frances contrasting the blockiness of the king... each character was well defined and unique. And the fashions, of course, were amazing. I've always been interested in avant-garde high couture, and France's creations were beautiful dresses that were truly creative (the plate armor dress is my favorite!).

There's not much discussion of why Sebastian want to be Lady Crystallia, which is honestly fine - sometimes there's not really a reason, or not much of one, or not an easy one, and I appreciate that Wang didn't try to shoehorn in something easy. But two things really stuck out at me:
1) How did everyone accept Sebastian so easily? While it was an amazing idea to have all of Frances' fashions modeled by the King's guards (and the King himself!), it really doesn't hold true that the people would all love it so much. Now, there's nothing explicitly stated about everyone accepting Sebastian as who he is, but by the end he's still in Paris and walking around as Lady Crystallia, so he must feel safe. And while I wish it were so, that part really kind of took me out of the story. If people today can barely accept it, why can the French during the aristocracy?
2) The romance between Frances and Sebastian was totally unnecessary. Why do women always have to have a romantic interest to truly fulfill their lives?? Why isn't it enough that Frances was talented, ambitious and hardworking, had an amazing best friend, and opportunities falling in her lap? There was some (I assumed) flirting between her and Peter Trippley, which was OK, because flirting is something everyone does almost all the time, and I do believes she loves Sebastian, but there's no reason it has to be a romantic love. It doesn't come out of nowhere, at least, but it's annoying. ( )
1 abstimmen Elna_McIntosh | Sep 29, 2021 |
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AutorennameRolleArt des AutorsWerk?Status
Wang, JenHauptautoralle Ausgabenbestätigt
Arnold, AndrewUmschlaggestalterCo-Autoreinige Ausgabenbestätigt
Bottaini, SaraLettererCo-Autoreinige Ausgabenbestätigt
Esposito, TaylorGestaltungCo-Autoreinige Ausgabenbestätigt
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Paris, at the dawn of the modern age: Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride--or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia--the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion! Sebastian's secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances--one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses. But Frances dreams of greatness, and being someone's secret weapon means being a secret. Forever. How long can Frances defer her dreams to protect a friend?

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